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Powerball grows to $1.5 billion

Your dream of becoming a millionaire by the bounce of ping pong balls is still alive. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing of 2, 11, 22, 35, 60, and the 23 Powerball yielded no jackpot winners, but three won $2 million, and 12 won $1 million for reaching other milestones like matching five numbers. That pushes the jackpot to $1.5 billion, or an estimated cash value of $745 million. Jackpots are a major business driver for local lottery retailers like Parv Jandu of Jandu Petroleum. He says the big jackpots are good for everyone involved.

If you are looking for a lucky place to go, Jandu says they have already had three winners of $20,000 this year. You have some time to plan what you would do if you won the $1.5 billion jackpot. The next drawing will not occur until Saturday, November 5th.  

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